Collection of City of Rancho Cucamonga Local History Photographs

These materials were assembled and digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.
City of Rancho Cucamonga Library Services
10500 Civic Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730
E-mail: http://www.cityofrc.us/cityhall/lib/contact.asp
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© 2011


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of City of Rancho Cucamonga local history photographs
Dates: Circa 1897-1980
Collection number: Consult library
Creator: Empire Realty & Mortgage Co.
Creator: Filippi family
Creator: Schwichtenberg
Creator: City of Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District
Collection Size: 200 items, comprising of photographs, maps, wine labels, records Online items available
Repository: City of Rancho Cucamonga Library Services
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Abstract: City of Rancho Cucamonga Library's photograph and records collection includes images of historical interest of the City of Rancho Cucamonga from as early as 1897 to 1980. Images document the wine industry (notably the Virginia Dare Winery, Thomas Winery and Cucamonga Winery), buildings, people, organizations, city views, aerials, floods, significant individuals, including the Reid family, first mayor of Rancho Cucamonga, the Fire District; and annual events such as the Grape Harvest Festival.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Digitized collection materials available online.

Access

The collection is stored offsite at a remote storage facility. Advanced notice is required for access.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the City of Rancho Cucamonga Library. The creators of the records and their heirs generally retain literary rights. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact the City of Rancho Cucamonga Library.

Preferred Citation

Collection of City of Rancho Cucamonga local history photographs. City of Rancho Cucamonga Library Services, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739.

Acquisition Information

This collection was created by the City of Rancho Cucamonga staff from 2010-2011 as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP). Collected by the City of Rancho Cucamonga staff and others, 1991-present.

Biography / Administrative History

Empire Realty & Mortgage Co. was a realty and mortgage company incorporated in Upland, California, specializing in the sale of orange and lemon groves and sale of mortgages.
The Filippi family is a local winegrowing family that has been making wine for over 86 years in the historic Cucamonga-Guasti area.
Schwichtenberg unknown.
City of Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District was formerly known as the Foothill Fire Protection District and was formed in 1975.

Scope and Content of Collection

City of Rancho Cucamonga Library's photograph and records collection includes images of historical interest of the City of Rancho Cucamonga from as early as 1897 to 1980. Images document the wine industry (notably the Virginia Dare Winery, Thomas Winery and Cucamonga Winery), buildings, people, organizations, city views, aerials, floods, significant individuals, including the Reid family, first mayor of Rancho Cucamonga, the Fire District; and annual events such as the Grape Harvest Festival.
Items were selected from a wide range of photographs obtained at the City of Rancho Cucamonga Archives. Some of these photographs may also be found on the library local history website. Consult library for more information.

Project Information

These materials were assembled and digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project, supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Names and Places

Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)--History
United States (nation)--California (state)--San Bernardino (county)--Rancho Cucamonga (city)

Topics

Winery Industry
Citrus Industry
Viticulture
Agriculture
People
Fire District

Genres and Forms of Materials

Photographic prints
Aerial photographs
Ephemera
Souvenir programs
Negatives